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Jim Newton

Jim Newton is editor at large of the Los Angeles Times and writes a weekly column for the Op-Ed page on the policy and politics of Southern California. Newton came to the Los Angeles Times in 1989, having previously worked as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and as a clerk at the New York Times, where he served as columnist James Reston's assistant from 1985-86. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the recipient of numerous local and national awards. He was part of the Los Angeles Times' coverage of the Los Angeles riots in 1992 and the earthquake of 1994, both of which were awarded Pulitzer Prizes to the staff. Newton also is the author of two critically acclaimed, best-selling biographies, "Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made," and "Eisenhower: The White House Years."
  • Op-Ed
County supervisors need to get creative to rein in Sheriff Villanueva

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have always had a problem: The County Sheriff doesn't work for them. So what can they do to rein in the bullish Alex Villanueva?

  • Op-Ed
Police unions are trying to pull the blinds on officer shootings

Angered by police shootings across the country, activists have demanded that law enforcement be more transparent. Police need to stop resisting.

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